|The Foucault Tribunal - Irren Offensive / Free University Berlin|
On the 1st and 2nd of May 1998 the "Free University Berlin" together with the "Irren-Offensive" (Lunatics Offensive) Association organized in Berlin an international Tribunal on the state of Psychiatry in the "Volksbuhne" theatre. The Tribunal was named after Michel Foucault, the French philosopher and author of "Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason". The defence and the accusation were academics and professionals, the jury was a box of nuts...
Keywords: anti-psychiatry; antipsychiatry; psychiatry; Thomas Szasz; Ron Leifer; human rights; insanity; madness; mental health; stigma; society